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Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park

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Address: Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park Castleton Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Peak District National Park SK23 0QS, England
Phone Number: +44 1298 814099
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:30
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The Chestnut Centre is an escape from the bustle of life, in a secluded...

The Chestnut Centre is an escape from the bustle of life, in a secluded natural valley in the Peak National Park. The centre is home to 4 species of otters including the rare Giant Otter, 15 species of owl, tame fallow deer in the deer herd, foxes, pine marten and the elusive, endangered Scottish Wildcat etc. Truly a ‘Hidden Gem in a Hidden Valley”.

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Fantastic place!!

On Sat 3rd Dec we arrived at the Chestnut Centre with 15 Cubs. We were staying in Castleton and had booked an educational trip. Mark came out to greet us and talked us through the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Rachel F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On Sat 3rd Dec we arrived at the Chestnut Centre with 15 Cubs. We were staying in Castleton and had booked an educational trip. Mark came out to greet us and talked us through the plan for the day. A room had been made available for us to use for lunch. Mark took us all around the Centre talking to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never In my life have I seen a more magical santas grotto!!!!! Every little detail has been thought of, there are baby chicks, hens and even an owl which was amazing. With leaves under foot and hay bales to sit on it feels very winter wonderland. Father Christmas was fantastic very welcoming and very in role. If you have small... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely frosty morning, sun shining through trees, relaxing & tranquil. Deer, owls, otters. Tea room & gift shop were a welcome stop after cold walk. Grandson is 6 & he enjoyed it all. Advise sensible shoes/boots

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Thank apiper26
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my birthday as I'm obsessed with otters. It's such a lovely place all the animals look happy and well cared for. We arrived in time to see all the animals being fed, the keeper told us so much about the animals and their characters, he also answered any questions you had. We followed the keeper and watched... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with about 25 Guides, the tour guide (Barry) who took the group round was really informative and kept the girls interested. They even delayed feeding time fr the giant otters so that the girls could watch them eat. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Set in stunning scenery this is a really lovely place with nicely set out enclosures around a picturesque and well planned trail. Walking back up the hill to the entrance was a bit hard going but loved every minute spent watching the animals. We had travelled from North Lancashire to visit on the recommendation of friends and despite the damp... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was a lot more to see that I thought. Price was reasonable and am happy to support wildlife conservation anyway. Lots of varieties of owl and quite a few otters. Missed seeing feeding time. But arrivingwell in advance of twelve thirty would mean you would catch it. Happy to recommend to families especially.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Great place set in beautiful scenery. Well worth a visit for adults and children alike, great to see feedng time with some of the animals and to be up close to the deer

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

A great tourist attractions for all ages although quite a bit of walking involved. Lots of animals to see and great photo opportunities. Cafe and gift shop too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A lovely lunch (not expensive) was followed by a refreshing ramble around the various trails that took us close to deer, a wide variety of owls, otters,a wildcat, and the potential to see polecats (not playing out on the day we visited). With the peaceful surroundings-flowing water and wild birds it is a place that is educational and enjoyable for... More 

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